I have had this unfinished bench sitting at the foot of our bed for probably 3 years. It was functional but not complete. Everytime I would show people the house I would say "and I am going to paint the bench blue...".
Finally with a day off, I did! First I sanded and primed it.
I wasn't too careful with the prime. I think this gives furniture a more weathered look which I like.
Here it is in our room. It is a great spot to put our pillows. It does tend to collect things though so I need to come up with some additional storage in here.
See Monkey's ears? She cracks me up. That is where she lays all day long unless she can find a spot in the sun. That pillow is down. What can I say? She likes the finer things in life!
I love the color and now after looking at the bench for awhile I want to carry it to something else in the room. Not that I like things so matchy matchy but you need a little repeat to tie things together. I was thinking the lamps? And get new drum shades? This photo is washed out to tell but I am going to ponder that for awhile. The paint was a sample I picked up for our bathroom which I didn't end up using. I had the primer already so a free project!